Daily Archives: March 30, 2011

Sunengy, with a chance of typhoons

Yes, it floats on water, and has a Fresnel lens from the local high school projectionist club, but what about typhoons and lesser gales? No mention of that. Somehow, this bullet point from the Overview page doesn’t seem reassuring: Floating … Continue reading

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Mental Sloth and Joshua Trees

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach “Out of passions grow opinions; mental sloth lets these rigidify into convictions” Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900 Anthony discussed the press release about the paper Past and ongoing shifts in Joshua tree distribution support future modeled range … Continue reading

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Warm water, cold winters

From California Institute of Technology: Warm water causes extra-cold winters in northeastern North America and northeastern Asia PASADENA, Calif.—If you’re sitting on a bench in New York City’s Central Park in winter, you’re probably freezing. After all, the average temperature … Continue reading

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Anti-Nuclear Power Hysteria and its Significant Contribution to Global Warming

Guest post by Michael Dickey (cross posted from his website matus1976.com) The decline of nuclear power has had a significant effect on global carbon emissions and subsequently any anthropogenic global warming effect. To see the extent of this influence, let … Continue reading

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